Marriage is a gift of God, intended for the joy and mutual strength of those who enter it and for the well-being of the whole human family. In creation God blessed humankind with mutual companionship, the capacity to love, and the care and nurture of children. Jesus affirmed the covenant of marriage and revealed God’s own self-giving love on the cross. The Holy Spirit helps those who are united in marriage to be living signs of God’s grace, love, and faithfulness.
—Evangelical Lutheran Worship
Welcome to the beginning of a life of partnership and blessing! We invite you to read through the booklet below so that you might become aware of the various aspects related to weddings held at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The guidelines in this booklet are designed to help you in the very important work of planning and creating a service that helps all celebrate both God’s love and the promises you will make to one another. If you have any questions regarding this booklet or any aspect of your wedding that is not covered here, we would be happy to discuss them with you.
We look forward to working with you in preparation for your wedding ceremony and marriage!
Pastor Fred Rilling and Pastor Sally Williams